Pre-Conference Workshops

Learn more below about our 2020 Pre-Conference workshop options. Our workshops offer CPE credits (1.5 per 75 mins) and are an additional cost of $125. You will be eligible for early-bird registration for a free private career coaching sessions after completing your pre-conference workshop registration. Learn more about these coaching opportunities. 

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Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Building a Resilient Leadership Team

Howard TeibelPresident
Teibel Education


Start with Strengths & Development Talents as Your Tools

Diane Fennig, PhD, Consultant
The Human Capital Group
Katy Rees, Associate Vice President of Administration
California State University San Marcos
Jennifer Williams, Administrator Emeritus 
California State University San Marcos & Co-Founder, The Culture People

Session Description

With an increasingly diverse and next generation student population coming to our campuses at the same time that both public support and the ability to generate additional tuition revenues are limited, we as business officers and administrators face the daunting tasks of adapting business processes, systems and strategies to support these students as well as the academic enterprise seeking to ensure their success. 

How do we respond to these challenges without burning out our people, and balance keeping the trains running while lifting our collective heads to the longer-term horizon?  What does it look like to build a culture of commitment where people can bring awareness to the moods of those around them to better orchestrate on behalf of the organization?  How do we make sure our teams are communicating well and not falling into conflicts because of these increased pressures?

In this session, we will focus on what it means to cultivate a productive mood in our culture and how to use language to open possibilities and generate shared commitment.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Orchestrate productive moods of your teams (ex: ambition and resolve versus skepticism or resignation).
  • Produce candid conversations and healthy conflict across your leadership team.
  • Build a culture of commitment that generates effective coordination of action.

Session Description

This workshop will begin with an exploration of the participant's strengths, as identified by the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment. Included in the registration cost, each participant will take the assessment prior to arriving at the Conference.

The facilitators will guide participants to explore their strengths, related attributes, and how to leverage these talents as tools. The group also will explore how to utilize these strengths and maximize effectiveness both with others with similar and dissimilar strengths. 

Learning Objectives

In this workshop:

  • Participants will discover their strengths based on the results of the assessment, and how to maximize these strengths to increase their potential and success.
  • Participants will understand how their individual strengths are similar to and different from the strengths of others, and what makes these strengths unique. 
  • Participants will learn how to leverage their strengths to compliment the strengths of others, and how to use that knowledge to improve individual and team performance. 

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